Apr 13, 2007 7:03pm
Re: why 1977???
Hiya Ganges. Sehr glücklich to see you back in the forum...
inspired maybe, by your journey to the east?...Liked the pic of the Ganges the other day. Your post struck a nerve with me because for a long time I thought I was stuck in the sixties..still trying to hang on to the same values and principles, that I'd learned in the sixties and seventies..still avidly listening to 60s and 70s music...still dreaming of 'the whole human race moving ahead a step'...pathetic? maybe, but it was a golden era for artistic creativity as high flow said not just in music but in literature and art too, a time of promise, of high ideals...lysergically enhanced of course...
Ashes' view of 77 is probably closest to the truth and correct me if I'm wrong but I think the main influence on the Dead's music in 77 was persian which maybe explains the harmonious subtle beauty...but I prefer not to categorise any of their music...in case I subconsciously create a bias against a particular year for instance and miss finding a hidden gem...
Speaking of categories you didn't mention any british folk artists of the 60/70s era, so here are some I can recommend - Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Incredible String Band, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn to name but a few...There's a song by the Incredible String Band called the Hedgehog Song, the chorus of which I find myself singing from time to time...
'Sitting one day by myself,
And I'm thinking, "What could be wrong?"
When this funny little Hedgehog comes running up to me,
And it starts up to sing me this song.
Oh, you know all the words, and you sung all the notes,
But you never quite learned the song, she sang.
I can tell by the sadness in your eyes,
That you never quite learned the song.'
but I keep on trying...
Bis zum nächsten Mal, mein freund